Lovely Linux Netbook

May 11, 2010

For those who may not know, there’s a special sub-class of laptop computers out there called “netbooks”, which are designed to be small, low-cost, and relatively low-power compared to their full-blown cousins. I recently bought one of these babies used from an old high school buddy, and I must say I really like it. It’s an Asus Eee PC 1000, and I put Ubuntu Netbook Remix (a Linux distro) on it CUZ I CAN! I’ve always had an itch for a unix-y computer to dink around with, and now I got one. Also, I finally broke down and got a wireless router for the apartment. I know, I know, “welcome to 2004!” you’re saying. I’d fought the home wireless movement for a long time, but it’s just so damned convenient with the various wireless devices I’ve acquired over the years.

Anyways, the computer is really small, weighing in at only 2.8 lbs, it really is quite portable. Other specs include: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1 GB RAM, 40 GB SSD, 802.11n wireless adapter, Bluetooth, three USB 2.0 ports, and a built-in SD card reader. Has a little web cam, too!

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